Community Development

University of Missouri Extension works with funding partners to strengthen the economic viability of Missouri and sustain the environment through educational programs and resources.

The grants listed below may cover more than year.  The budget figures are the total amount awarded to that grant to date.

Consolidated Projects

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
$169,771
7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Project Manager: Tracy Greever-Rice

Extension's Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis will provide support and maintenance on a series of projects being conducted by Mo Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education.   This includes “First Year Teacher and Administrator web applications and databases, School Improvement Grant surveys, Missouri LEAD program surveys, Special Education Survey, and Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey.atino producers are the fastest growing community of farmers and ranchers in the country.  The majority of their operations are small farms with limited acreage and their success depends on careful planning and decision-making so that they can protect the natural resources on which their farming depends.  Yet many tend to practice conventional methods of farming, which can result in soil erosion and degradation, as well as negative impacts to water resources.  Extension faculty will develop a curriculum and provide training on sustainable methods of farming that are both environmentally and financially sustainable.  

On-Farm and Ranch Education for New and Beginning Latino Producers in Missouri

North Central Regional Sustainable Agriculture Research  and Education
$163,226
10/01/2015 - 9/30/2017
Project Manager: Eleazar Gonzalez

Latino producers are the fastest growing community of farmers and ranchers in the country.  The majority of their operations are small farms with limited acreage and their success depends on careful planning and decision-making so that they can protect the natural resources on which their farming depends.  Yet many tend to practice conventional methods of farming, which can result in soil erosion and degradation, as well as negative impacts to water resources.  Extension faculty will develop a curriculum and provide training on sustainable methods of farming that are both environmentally and financially sustainable.  

Missouri Value-Added Grant Program

Missouri Agriculture and Small Business Development Authority
$129,069
10/01/2015 - 04/30/2016
Project Manager: Scott Brown

Extension personnel will summarize historical industry trends and current conditions in Missouri's beef industry; review value-added priorities; target priority/solution for its application to add value to the Missouri beef industry.

Missouri Healthnet Data Project

Mo Division of Medical Services
$105,617
1/1/2014-12/31/2015
Project Manager: Tracy Greever-Rice

This project involves a collaborative partnership among the Missouri Division of Medical Services, the University's Center for Health Policy and the University of Missouri Extension's Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis.  The goal of this project is to improve quality and control cost in Missouri's Medicaid program through analysis of improvement issues using Medicaid claims data and related information.

Missouri State Census Data FY16

Mo Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
$92,500
7/1/2015- 6/30/2016
Project Manager: Tracy Greever-Rice

The Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA) will provide the Missouri State Library with database management and support services concerning census data as well as web enhancements.

Fostering Local Foods-Based Economic Development Strategies

University of Minnesota
$75,000
1/1/2012-12/31/2015
Project Manager: Sharon Gulick

Because of the recent surge of interest in developing shared processing facilities for local foods products, many educators and economic development professionals are asked to provide expertise and leadership for communities in this area. Many are not equipped to provide information on how communities can, and whether they should, develop shared facilities for processing local foods. Resources for such projects are widely scattered. In this project, we seek to: 1) develop a shared knowledge of the concepts, benefits and challenges of developing shared facilities among extension educators, economic development professionals and community leaders; 2) provide the skills and knowledge that will allow educators to determine whether shared facilities for processing local foods is a good economic development tool; and 3) foster the skills and knowledge to help farm and food entrepreneurs develop successful local food businesses across Missouri.

The Missouri Health Professions Workforce Data Center

Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and Missouri Hospital Association
$75,000
2/2/2015 - 8/31/2016
Project Manager: Tracy Greever-Rice

The Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis will continue the development of a successful, comprehensive data collection, analysis and reporting system.  The Missouri Health Professions Workforce Data Center will track the current supply and distribution of the State’s healthcare professionals and provide estimates of future demand throughout Missouri, particularly the rural and underserved areas.  This information will be extremely valuable to both public and health sector policymakers including state legislators, health professions schools, healthcare organizations, researchers and the public to effectively anticipate, plan for, and meet the healthcare needs of all Missourians.

Implementing a Community-Based Model for Delivery of Preventive Services in Rural Counties

University of Oklahoma
$70,899
7/1/2013-6/30/2014
Project Manager: Tracy Greever-Rice

Extension will propose to implement, evaluate, and spread a sustainable community-based preventative service delivery model in which wellness coordinators, working with other health professionals, will help patients obtain evidence- based preventative services.

Stronger Economies Together

Mississippi State University 
$67,800
4/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
Project Manager:  Sharon Gulick

The University of Missouri will work with Mississippi State on a federal initiative to promote economic collaboration between urban and rural counties to improve and enhance regional economies.

ACT Missouri Parent Survey

ACT MO
$39,947
1/1/2015 - 12/01/2015
Project Manager: Tracy Greever-Rice

OSEDA will work with ACT Missouri to identify and, as necessary, adapt a survey instrument, develop and implement a sampling frame, manage data collection, analyze and complete a report of findings of a survey of Missouri parents’ attitudes toward drug and alcohol use.

Focused Planning for the Role of Governmental Public Health

Missouri Dept of Health and Senior Services
$26,261
7/1/2015 - 10/31/2016
Project Manager: Stephen Jeanetta

The Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis will continue the development of a successful, comprehensive data collection, analysis and reporting system.  The Missouri Health Professions Workforce Data Center will track the current supply and distribution of the State’s healthcare professionals and provide estimates of future demand throughout Missouri, particularly the rural and underserved areas.  This information will be extremely valuable to both public and health sector policymakers including state legislators, health professions schools, healthcare organizations, researchers and the public to effectively anticipate, plan for, and meet the healthcare needs of all Missourians.

Kids Count

Childrens Trust Fund
$25,000
7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Project Manager: Tracy Greever-Rice

The Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis will work with the sponsor to update the Kids Count indicator database, analyze the reliability of indicators, document sources, and maintain data and program libraries.

KIDS Count Partners in Missouri

Family and Community Trust
$25,000
1/1/2015 - 12/01/2015
Project Manager: Tracy Greever-Rice

OSEDA, FACT, and the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF), the Missouri funding partner for KIDS COUNT in Missouri, will collaborate and partner  to complete the production of KIDS COUNT in Missouri state and county pages.